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  • Use caution near sewer project work at North Pebble Rapids Place

    Mar 28, 2014 | Read More News
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    This is a series of traffic alerts that will be issued throughout the construction of the South Rillito Interceptor (SRI), Sewer Rehabilitation Project. These alerts will announce construction, detour and street closure information as it affects traffic.

    • Beginning as soon as Friday, March 28, 2014 crews will start mobilizing equipment in the area of Pebble Rapids Place, just south of Paradise Falls Drive. This effort is in preparation of installing cured in place pipe (CIPP) through the manhole located in this portion of the roadway.
    • Installation of the cured in place pipe (CIPP) will begin immediately after mobilization of the equipment is complete.
    • Once the CIPP process has begun, work will continue 24-hours a day through approximately Wednesday, April 2, 2014.
    • There will be large banks of lights in the immediate area of work. The contractor will make every effort to avoid lights shining directly into nearby homes, however, some light may be visible to area residents.
    • Residents should anticipate large equipment and semi-trucks in the immediate work area.
    • There will be lane restrictions on Pebble Rapids Place. Flagmen will be on site to help direct traffic around the work area. Access to the neighborhood will be maintained at all times.
    • When the CIPP installation is complete, the contractor will repave portions of the roadway.
    • The traveling public should expect delays when driving, bicycling or walking in this work area. For your safety, please observe all traffic control signage, message boards, and obey reduced speed limits. Watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work zone.

    The sewer rehabilitation method will employ a cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) lining process. This process allows the contractor to rehabilitate the existing sewer pipes “in place” rather than a traditional method of replacement which would require complete excavation and replacement of existing pipes, causing extended disruption of streets and surrounding neighborhoods and businesses.

    The SRI is a major sewer line that runs along the south side of the Rillito River. This portion of the rehabilitation project is 3.9 miles long and begins in an area near Columbus Boulevard and Deer Dancer Way and continues west along the south bank of the Rillito River to Tucson Blvd.

    Pima County and its contractor, KE&G Construction, Inc. are constructing the first phase of the SRI rehabilitation project which is bounded on the east by Columbus Boulevard, the north by the Rillito River, the south by Ft. Lowell Road, and on the west by Alvernon Way. The work for phase one is scheduled to continue through May 2014.

    For additional information or to view detailed maps of the area, visit www.sewerimprovements.info. You can also call the information line at 520-622-2527.